Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae
Genus: Lepomis
Species: Lepomis macrochirus (Rafinesque, 1810) - bluegill

Intro:

Tips for Identifying: First the BAM then the FAD.

Body:
Deeply compressed and fusiform bodies (flattened and tapered).
Weighs up to
Length up to
Appearance:
Varies depending on locality. Species is sexually dimorphic (males and females look different). Males are often more colorful, having brighter reddish orange breasts during mating season.
Mouth:
Jaw is...
Fins:
Fins are...
Area (Habitat):
Area is...
Demeanor:
Gregarious; usually found with other bluegills and pan fish.

Main reference for this page:

Table of Contents - The Fishes